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510(K) Medical Device Exemptions

FDA announced this week a list of more than 1,000 medical devices that will now be exempt from 510(k) notification requirements — a move that aims to help speed up the process of bringing new medical devices to market. The decision was made this week in accordance with a process laid out by the 21st […]


Pharmaceutical Growth On Record Pace

The Association for packaging and processing technologies, examined the latest trends impacting the pharmaceutical market. Global sales in 2016 have reached a record high for pharmaceutical sales at $1.1 Trillion, with North America alone generating $574 billion. The greatest influence on growth in the pharmaceutical industry is general economic development. As more people can afford […]


Countdown to the DSCSA 2017 Deadline

  The Drug Supply Chain Security Act – DSCSA (Title II, Drug Quality and Security Act, 2013) has been signed into law, with full implementation phased in over the next 10 years. The next milestone for manufacturers is November 27, 2017; the date by which Pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification […]


Improving your labeling process to be more efficient.

Companies worldwide are challenged with developing and maintaining efficient disciplined product labeling. They are tasked with a wide range of internal requirements, Marketing and Product Branding and external regulatory requirements, such as GHS or UDI compliance requirements. As example, the chemical industry and their respective supply chains are continuously evolving and have as complex a […]


Benefits of a UDI System

When we talk about UDI in our industry, we always refer to the classes, Class 3, Class 2 and Class 1 UDI and we always reference the due dates. What gets lost in this discussion is the actual benefits that accompany UDI. When UDI is fully implemented there are benefits to multiple organizations: the organization […]


Preparing to Meet UDI Compliance Dates

The healthcare industry has been rapidly preparing for FDA compliance requirements, on all medical devices (Class I-Class III.)— With the FDA’s latest deadline being completed for Class II devices this September, are you prepared for the Class I deadline? With each UDI deadline provide a new challenge for the medical device community. While many companies […]


FDA to kickoff Drug Supply Chain Security Act meeting this month

Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs is a billion dollar a year industry that has put a dark stain on the healthcare industry as the lack of regulatory standards has put patients lives at risk.  As a result the FDA is trying to reduce and eliminate counterfeit drugs through the DSCSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act.) Signed by […]


Tips and Tricks: Ensuring clean label accuracy in food manufacturing

Consumers today are more educated on the products they purchase and are very conscious of what is deemed “healthy.”  We have recently seen waves of food manufacturers facing lawsuits over false advertising, especially focused around foods labeled “healthy” and “natural.” Ryan Fournier, an international trade associate for law firm Armstrong Teasdale lists items manufacturers must […]


Improving UDI Barcode Quality and Verification

One of the largest labeling regulations in recent history; UDI (Unique Device Identifier) labeling has been at the forefront of any medical companies agenda to not only implement new information but to also properly display this critical information in a proper fashion. Barcode-test.com provided simple yet resourceful list of common issues that they have seen […]


Staying ahead of the requirements curve with PXSL

Pragmatyxs SmartLabel (PXSL) wasn’t created for just improving print operators user experience on the manufacturing and labeling line.  It was also created as a tool that can offer proper validation, record history and security. Pragmatyxs is constantly evolving PXSL to not only meet customer requirements but also to improve processes that organizations haven’t even thought […]